A Residential Building Survey
Steeped in Royal History
DMP have had the pleasure of undertaking a Full Building and Acquisition Survey of one of Tunbridge Wells circa 290 Listed Buildings.
Located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells a stones throw from Tunbridge Wells Common. The characterful Grade II 17th Century townhouse with accommodation over 3 floors was found to be full of appeal and charm.
An interesting point, a young Princess Victoria in the 1830’s was a regular visitor to Tunbridge Wells. Victoria enjoyed riding a pet donkey, called flower along Church Road and appeared at races on Tunbridge Wells Common. An image captured in 1822 (shown below) illustrates Princess Victoria outside the property which was originally part of a factory and shop of ‘Tunbridge Ware.’
During the inspection DMP identified varying external immediate and essential repairs were required. Thus, in order to maintain existing historic building elements including multipaned sliding sash windows, weather boarding and timber detailing.
From the internal inspection our surveyor established that the main roof had undergone recent repairs including full thermal upgrading. Furthermore, installation of new electrical wiring and plumbing throughout incorporating replacement gas boiler.
As part of DMP’s Building Survey, we offer complementary Aerial Drone Roof Survey & Imaging. With this drone technology we were able to inspect the multi pitched slate roofs and varying interconnection with adjoining properties. In addition, imaging of the lead valley gutters details and condition of chimney stack pointing.
Importantly, all our reports include an additional defect analysis for the client to review.
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